If you’re the type who has always wanted to write and wonder if you really have a story to tell, let it be in the form of a novel or a script – read on for an overview of some Software that will help you become the storyteller you always knew you could be.
Bibisco is a Open source office software — for the Windows, Mac OS and Linux, designed to help authors write novels.
Character development is an important part of the novel writing
, and Bibisco brings together the tools you would need to make sure the people in your story are well-defined to make them more believable. With Bibisco, you can design main and supporting characters, give them a story, as well as create places and objects that are useful for your story’s development. You can even attach pictures to help you with your descriptions.
This program allows you to define the structure of your novel, its premise, its geographical setting, the time in the story, as well as its social context. It comes with features that allow you to organize chapters and scenes. You have a full text editor (with distraction-free mode), and while you write you can even analyze the length of the chapters, the time and locations in which the characters appear, their distribution across the chapters. and see your entire novel in a timeline. Bibisco also allows you to manage revisions and export your novel to PDF, DOCX and EPUB formats.
Like Bibisko, Manuskript — for Windows and Linux — provides you with the tools you would need to develop characters and keep track of their history and motivations. You also get a distraction-free interface to help you achieve your writing goals.
The free software allows you to create intricate storylines that you can use to describe your story and create the world your characters live in.
Manuskript allows you to organize your thoughts, notes, scenes, chapters, etc., by means of index cards; you can organize them however you want, and even rearrange them on the go.
The software offers you the step-by-step snowflake novel writing method where you start with a single sentence and gradually end with a finished book. As you write, you can keep track of every character, plot, event, and location in your story. With the Outliner function, you can view the general status of your book; see which chapters are done and which ones need to be written. You can see which character appears in which scene and quickly rearrange things if necessary. Manuskript allows you to take notes and a summary for each item while keeping the overview. You also have a frequency analyzer that helps you find the words or phrases you use the most.
This free software, for Windows, MacOS and Linux, helps you create scenarios, from the seed of an idea to the writing phase, to production. It has a search module that allows you to collect all the materials needed for your project in one place. From there, you can manage lists of characters and locations. Create new ones, add descriptions, photos, rename them and organize them. You can store text documents, images, links to web pages, and mind maps associated with your project.
Then you get a Card module which allows you to consult the scenario in the form of cards spread out on the board. You can organize them in rows or columns. You can color code them, take notes, group and format the acts; any changes you make will instantly show up in the script text and vice versa. KIT Scenarist’s script editor automatically formats text according to industry standards. It only has two buttons: Tab and Enter to speed up your productivity using the algorithm to quickly change paragraph format.
As you work, you can check statistics on the number of characters, words, and pages in your story, as well as the approximate length of the story and its individual scenes. The Statistics module provides a detailed storyline report, along with graphs of character activity throughout the story, so you don’t miss any detail. You can even save these reports to send to the producer or production company. KIT Scenarist can export scripts in PDF, FDX, Fountain and even DOCX formats.